This colourful pineapple and saffron rice goes beautifully with a hot curry. My mother knows how much I love this dish and kindly shared the recipe. You can add raisins, sultanas and cashew nuts to add crunch and sweetness.
Pancakes and berries with cream is such an indulgent breakfast and one that I like to enjoy occasionally. I have spiced this recipe up with the addition of cardamom, which adds a wonderful scent and taste.
Goat is a popular meat amongst the nomadic Somali people who praise its soft, juicy taste. Roast goat is the preferred method of cooking. In this recipe I have used a spice blend to marinate the meat. The result is soft, succulent, fall off the bone meat that is packed with flavour.
Turn the common ingredients of breakfast – eggs, bread and meat - into a delicious Somali style breakfast on the go. In this recipe I have combined sabaayad, a flaky flatbread, muqmad (preserved beef or camel jerky) and eggs in a handy roll that you can eat as you head off to work.
There is a fine tradition in Somali society known as casariya, a word that is loosely translated to mean afternoon tea. Wonderfully spiced tea called shaah in Somali is often served with various types of sweet or savoury treats. And you never, ever have shaah without sheeko (stories)!